MONIYA-A THEATRICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MAHATMA BY PRESIDAINS
Presidians paid a tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, through a poignant theatrical presentation called “Moniya-the child that Mahatma Gandhi was”. The presentation was organised by Presidium Gurgaon at the Shri Ram Centre on 26th July. The extraordinary times and experiences of the Mahatma’s childhood were unfolded on stage through exceptional performances. The presentation exhibited the remarkable journey of the anti-war activist from his childhood to his pre-eminent leadership that led India to its freedom.
Parents and teachers appreciated and applauded the soulful presentation with full cheer. The audience were indeed enamoured by the astounding performance and were left speechless while the young talented performers unfolded their magic on stage. The performance was a soul-stirring experience for Presidians. They discovered that self-belief, truth, integrity, courage, and respect for others are the true virtues that shape a great leader. The experiences and decisions that one takes in life shapes them into what they want to be.
LEADERS OF TOMORROW CROWNED AT INVESTITURE CEREMONY IN GURGAON
The Investiture Ceremony, 2016, witnessed young Presidians being honoured with prestigious positions in the school’s Student Council by the Hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta and the Presidium family. She congratulated the students, teachers and the parents on the joyous occasion and extended warm wishes to the students for a bright year ahead.
At the ceremony, some of the coveted titles bestowed upon the students were - School Head Girl, Head Boy, Cultural Head, Sports Head, President Social Cause, Club Presidents and their respective councils. At the event, Junior School Council was also felicitated, thus giving learning and leadership opportunities at an even younger age. Presidians received the new roles and responsibilities with grace and dignity. The charismatic oath instilled confidence on their intention and capabilities. The decorated badges filled their hearts with both joy and gratitude towards their parents, teachers and school.
THE ANNUAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE CEREMONY HELD AT PRESIDIUM GURGAON
Presidians were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements in the Annual Academic Excellence Ceremony, by the Hon'ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. They were felicitated with Overall Excellence, Subject Excellence and 100% attendance awards for the session 2015-16. The students with exceptional results in the board examinations were also recognized at the event. Mrs. Gupta praised the students for their hard work and success and encouraged them to continue to learn with conviction and perform with such zeal in the future as well. She also congratulated the school leadership, teachers, and parents and acknowledged them for being the guiding force and strong pillars of support for the students.
The parents and teachers looked extremely proud when they witnessed their wards being awarded at the ceremony. The students beamed with confidence and joy as their immense hard work, sheer perseverance and determination was being applauded by all.
CREATIVE TEACHING-A PATHWAY TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
An enriching and informative workshop on ‘Teaching-Learning Processes’ was conducted by Mr. Palety, Chief Executive of C Fore, a multidisciplinary research organisation which specializes in election surveys, market research, opinion polls and performance appraisal of educational institutions. In the workshop, Mr. Palety talked about the importance of creativity in the field of education with the teachers of Presidium. It was established that working upon the creative faculty of children can lead to academic excellence. Emphasis was also laid on innovative teaching methods, such as ‘Team Learning’, ‘Collaborative Learning’ and various other practices being followed across the globe in the field of education. The positive relation between creativity and academic achievement is a significant lesson for the education fraternity and an important guiding light for developing teaching methodologies for new age India.
PRESIDIANS ACHIEVE EXCELLENT SCORES IN GRADE 10 BOARDS
We are proud to announce that our young achievers of Grade 10, from Presidium, have scored outstanding results in Boards, for the academic session 2015-16.
The results are as follows:
Gurgaon, 17 out of 66, i.e. 26% students have topped the boards with a CGPA of 10.
Three cheers for our young geniuses. We are proud of you!
HISTORY UNFOLDS AS PRESIDIANS FROM GURGAON EXPLORE HERITAGE SITES OF DELHI
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."RUDYARD KIPLING. Following the same belief, students from Grade VII and VIII, were taken on an enrichng ‘Itihaas walk’ as a part of their PBL curriculum. The walk was organised by the ITIHAAS group, to observe and explore the epitomes of Mughal architecture in the capital—The Qutub Minar and Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah. At the walk, the students were enlightened about the famous world heritage sites and were left absolutely bedazzled listening to the adventurous stories about the different rulers of that era and their contribution to the impeccable historical monuments of India. The students not just had a wonderful time listening to the stories during the walk but they also participated in fun exercises like measuring the height of the Alai Darwaza and the circumference of the Iron pillar at the Qutub Minar premises. It was indeed an enriching and knowledgeable experience for the students who learnt the magnificence of Indian history and culture.
BUDDING SCIENTISTS OF PRESIDIUM GURGAON EXPLORE THE NUTRIENTS IN FOOD
Experiential learning always lead to a better understanding of concepts. With this thought practical demonstrations were conducted to help the students at Presidium, learn about the presence of nutrients in food. Middle school students conducted various experiments to test the presence of starch, proteins and fats in some given food items. They learnt about how different food tests are done to identify these nutrients. For e.g.-to test the presence of protein in food, copper sulphate and caustic soda should be added to the food solution and if it turns violet, presence of protein is confirmed. The experiments made the entire concept logical, simpler and interesting for the students to understand, learn and remember.
PRESIDIUM GURGAON CELEBRATED THE BOND OF LOVE ON MOTHERS DAY
There is no love in this world greater than that of a mother for her child. Celebrating this precious and unconditional love of a mother, special assemblies marking 'Mother's Day', were held for the whole week across all schools of Presidium. Children from all grades participated in various activities organised for them. As a token of love and gratitude for their mothers, they made special hand crafted gifts and bouquets for them.The children also performed on heart-touching songs and dance sequences. It was a memorable moment indeed to see children valuing the greatest bond of love on earth-a mother’s love!
PRESIDIUM’S YOUNG ACHIEVERS ACKNOWLEDGED AT CHAIRPERSON HONOURS -A GRAND CEREMONY
The major and much-awaited event of the year, THE CHAIRPERSON HONOURS (April 2016 Meet) was held at Gurgaon on 28th April, with great aplomb. At the grand ceremony our Hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, felicitates the young leaders of tomorrow for their extraordinary achievements in various fields including Academics, Sports and Co-curricular activities. More than 350 students will be felicitated in this April-May meet. Till now the ceremony has proved to be a heart warming and exhilarating experience for the parents as they witnessed their wards being acknowledged for their hard work and achievements.
PRESIDIANS DISCOVER HUMANITY AT SPARSH SPECIAL SCHOOL
A promising batch of young Presidians from Gurgaon, visited Sparsh on 22 April. The students were taken around the school to familiarise them with the functioning of the school. While touring the school they saw the various facilities available at the school like Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, the Computer Lab facility, the Dance and Projector rooms etc. The students also visited the Handloom manufacturing unit where they were shown the wide range of products made there. The students also interacted with the special children. While interacting with them they realised the extraordinary efforts that the special children put in while doing their everyday chores. Their hearts were filled with gratitude and respect towards them when they saw the struggles that the special children go through every day. The students were touched by the purity and solace of the school which also made them realize the need take more such social initiatives to be able to contribute towards humanity in every way possible.